|About||Woor-Dungin means 'share' in the language of the Gunnai people of south-eastern Victoria, and sharing is the philosophy underpinning the Woor-Dungin model.|
|Mission||Woor-Dungin's purpose is to increase resources, build strong partnerships and share knowledge to fulfil the purpose of Aboriginal community-controlled organisations|
Woor-Dungin's principles are:
Aboriginal community-controlled organisations will determine their own future, rather than other people deciding what is best for them.
2. Community development
Woor-Dungin will work to empower the Aboriginal community-controlled organisations with which we partner. We will not “do" things for organisations, such as write their grant applications; instead, we will provide training, assist with project development, give feedback and advice, provide information on sourcing funding, facilitate introductions to funders, help with acquitting, documenting impact and provide ongoing support.
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people will work together to enable Woor-Dungin to realise our shared vision.
Woor-Dungin will tackle structural issues on a systemic level. Our direct work with Aboriginal community-controlled organisations informs our advocacy and policy development.
Woor-Dungin's values are:
Woor-Dungin values honesty, reliability and impartiality. We strive for impartiality in our professional practice, refraining from imposing our personal values, views and preferences on the people who we work with. Committee and staff (paid and unpaid) members seek and take responsibility for our actions.
Woor-Dungin strives to provide an environment where communications are open, where people feel free to take risks, to share their points of view and to speak the truth as they see it.
Woor-Dungin values differences and appreciates each person for her or his unique qualities. We will treat each other and the people we work with, with respect.